The City of Etowah Municipal Fire Department is a career department working 24/48 shifts that keeps firefighters who are medically trained on staff at all times. There are 5 full time employees including the Chief Hafley, Captain Moore, Captain Ingram and Captain Martin who are supported by 16 part-time firefighters who are scheduled when needed and additional manpower is required. The department is responsible for fire suppression and prevention, medical first response at the Basic Life Support level, motor vehicle accidents, and light hazardous material incidents within the city limits.
The City of Etowah Fire Department is also responsible for the fire safety program which provides proactive educational, and protective services to reduce fire losses and fire related injuries, as well as accident prevention awareness programs throughout the community. This is accomplished through the fire code and life safety inspections of commercial, industrial and multi-family residential units and through outreach public education programs.
City of Etowah Residents may obtain a burn permit by contacting the Etowah Fire Department at 423-263-9044.
Non-City Residents may obtain a burn permit through TN Division of Forestry at 423-263-7181